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WEBINAR: Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and the Mind Medicine Australia Professional Development program: approaches to therapy from preparation to integration and more information about the Course we are designing

Wednesday April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join this free, 60-minute online webinar to gain access to insights and learn about ground breaking treatments to chronic mental health conditions.

It will explore the topic of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. It will cover the process of therapy, who receives it, who delivers it and what participants report about it. We will be sharing information about how the therapy is set up, and how psychotherapists are trained. This will also be an opportunity to hear more about what MMA is offering – a 2-day introductory Workshop in Psychedelic Therapies prior to their Summit in November, and the Psychedelic-assisted Psychotherapy Professional Development Program which is being developed for roll-out in 2021.

There will also be information about a newly created psychotherapy service and a professional network which psychotherapists and psychologists already working in this field are invited to join.


Date: Wednesday 22 April 2020
Time: 7:25pm for 7:30pm start – 8:30pm (incl Q&A) (AEST)
The presentation WILL BEGIN AT 7:30pm.
Location: Online. A link will be emailed to you with the viewing details once you have registered.

Part 1:  What is psychedelic assisted psychotherapy?

  • Stages in the therapy process – from preparation to integration
  • What a medicine or dosing session looks like.
  • The kinds of experience a person is likely to encounter.
  • Outcomes reported by people undergoing the treatment

Part 2:  Setting up and conducting the therapy

  • Screening people for psychedelic-assisted therapy
  • The importance of set and setting
  • The therapy team and their roles

Part 3: Training

  • How and where are psychedelic therapists trained
  • Admission to training – the requirements
  • MMA’s role in developing therapists for this work.
    • The 2-day Introductory Therapist Workshop (pre-Summit)
  • The Psychedelic-assisted Psychotherapy Professional Development Program (more below)

Part 4: Psychological service and network

  • What it is (psychedelic integration therapy; integration and therapy groups; therapist supervision and networking)
  • How to join

Part 5: The Psychedelic-assisted Psychotherapy Professional Development Program

NB:  All preliminary – subject to further development.

  • Overview of content
  • Length
  • Admission process
  • Cost

Following the presentation there will be a Q & A panel with Dr Alana Roy and Renee Harvey. This will be an opportunity to engage in a discussion about psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies for mental illness broadly, and what Mind Medicine Australia and other local organisations are doing here in Australia.

More about medicinal psychedelic treatments:

Psychedelic-assisted treatments offer enormous potential in providing a meaningful alternative to current treatments for mental illness. PTSD is a debilitating condition that affects tens of millions of people worldwide, with many more trauma victims diagnosed with comorbid conditions such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. In recent clinical trials, MDMA has been shown to produce reliable clinical improvements, restoring patient safety and self-agency even for individuals who have suffered with PTSD for many years, and for whom many treatments have failed.

The wave of clinical psychedelic research and regulatory support is rapidly building, with experts forecasting the availability of psychedelic-assisted treatments in the US and EU within the next 2 to 5 years, subject to positive clinical outcomes in large trials that are currently underway.

More about the presenters

Alana Roy
Ph. D Psychology, B. A Social Work (MHSW)

Dr Alana Roy is a psychologist, social worker and therapist with a background in mental health, suicide prevention, trauma and abuse. Alana works at several universities as a Research Fellow and supervisor of students on placement. She is dedicated to psychedelic assisted psychotherapy and plant medicines. She has engaged with, and provides integration therapeutic support services for communities across Australia. Alana passionately advocates for public policy, community education and legislative changes so that these treatments are regulated and supported by a skilled sector.

Renee Harvey
Manager of the Psychedelic Therapy Development Program, Mind Medicine Australia

Renee has had a long career in the UK as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the NHS and more recently as an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London in the study of psilocybin for treatment resistant depression. She has been responsible for leading in service development for people with complex emotional needs across Sussex (UK), establishing three specialist services, including staff appointments, training and supervision, and in clinical delivery in these services. She established various training courses and treatment programmes during this time, and regularly delivered lectures and courses at various levels. Renee specialised in training clinicians in skills for working with individuals with complex needs across the UK as well as internationally, including Europe, and Japan. Renee was also a key member of developing psychedelic interest groups in Brighton, and in establishing and running a psychedelic Integration Circle in Brighton UK.

Support psychedelic research and therapy development

By donating to Mind Medicine Australia, you will be helping us to accelerate the availability and best practice of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in Australia. We are a small organisation doing big things – we need your support.
Please click here to make a tax-deductible donation.

Mind Medicine Australia does not encourage or facilitate illegal use of psychedelics or plant medicines. MMA focus is focused on clinical and legal use only supported by the emerging science and legislative processes.
Mind Medicine Australia reserves the right to record and publish webinars on various social media platforms.
You agree that you will not discuss any names, locations or specific details of illegal use of psychedelics both verbally or via any written forms of communication via Mind Medicine Australia social media platforms (for example facebook, instagram and zoom private and public chat forms during the webinar).
Breaches of these guidelines may result in not being able to participate in the event.
We thank you for support and cooperation on these matters.


Wednesday April 22
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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